Jharkhand  /  Published 25.04.21

PDS rations now offline only

Jharkhand government has announced to stop biometric authentication enabled ration delivery from public distribution shops (PDS) with immediate effect till May 31 to thwart fears of possible spread of...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 24.11.20

Biometric hurdle to MGNREGA wages

Nearly 40 per cent of workers who have opted for wages through biometric authentication under the 100-day rural job scheme face failure once in every five transactions, a study that sampled 476 such l...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.19

Kalyani University biometric protest hits classes

Classes were hampered at Kalyani University for the third consecutive day on Thursday by a section of teachers who have announced a weeklong boycott to protest the varsity’s new biometric attendance...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 05.09.19

Kalyani University biometric protest

A section of Kalyani University teachers demonstrated in front of the vice-chancellor’s office on Thursday demanding withdrawal of a new biometric attendance system.Tapas Banerjee, general secretary...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

Opinion  /  Published 28.03.20

Privacy and pandemic

Should privacy, or the anxiety concerning the violation of privacy, merit attention at the time of a pandemic? The minders of the State — the elected government, the security apparatus and technolog...
By The Editorial Board


India  /  Published 24.01.20

Document check sets off NRC fears

A never-before police drive to summon and check plantation workers’ documents and biometric details in coffee-and-pepper-growing Kodagu on Thursday spread panic about a purported citizenship verific...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 21.01.20

RTI reply contradicts JNU administration claims

Biometric systems and CCTV cameras at the server room were not vandalised in the first week of January, contrary to the claims made by the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration that students had ...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.19

Easier UK visa before cricket World Cup

The process to get a UK visa in India has been simplified and made quicker ahead of the cricket World Cup with the applicants being allowed to digitally upload their documents before visiting a visa o...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 04.01.20

Biometric system in schools

The BJP-Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) government will install the Aadhar-enabled biometric system in all government and government-aided schools across the state.Tripura education ministe...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.18

Invisible people: Aadhaar versus tribals

Particularly vulnerable tribal groups, earlier known as primitive tribal groups, are the sort of people you may never meet unless you take the trouble to look for them. In Jharkhand, they live in smal...
By Jean Drèze


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